Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
The high watermark of what Criterion has released in the last thirty years is now retailing for a 50% discount on Amazon. That's $25 under what it was previously going for on Amazon, $100 under third party sellers and $200 under Barnes and Noble (although they will probably discount it 50% in a future sale). The discount notwithstanding, at $200, I appreciate it still costs as much as 8 ordinary Criterion titles - the set has 53 films! And the book by Peter Cowie, included in the package, is really outstanding. Equally of interest to film enthusiasts with no real knowledge of sports and for sports fanatics, who aren't really film-mad.
Since I purchased a copy of the complete set during the Criterion sale ... you may get your wish ... They released Brief Encounter after I purchased the David Lean Directs Noel Coward set and Five Easy Pieces after I bought the BBS Story set ... so YOU'RE WELCOME ...I'm not interested in sport (apart from Australian Rules football occasionally) so could never justify this purchase.
But I would love a copy of Leni Riefenstahl's 1936 Olympiad as a stand-alone as classic film-making. It deserves separate release .. perhaps in the UK if Criterion cannot gain rights for an independent release.